Ari D. Levine
T: (215) 454-6986
- Commercial Transactions
- Cyber-Risk, Privacy & Data Security
- Environmental Health & Safety
- General Corporate
- New York University School of Law; J.D., 1987
- Drew University; B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1984
- Oxford University; Executive Education Program, 2002
- Thames Water, PLC; Legal Director (General Counsel), Americas Region (North & South America)
- Exide Technologies; Deputy General Counsel & Director, Environment, Health & Safety
Large Law Firm Experience :
- Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
- Wolf, Block Schorr and Solis-Cohen
Mr. Levine is an experienced corporate transactional and compliance lawyer with a focus on cross-border transactions, financial and commercial matters, who has served clients from start-up entities to companies traded on U.S. and foreign exchanges, from clients engaging in their first cross-border transaction to clients with a truly global reach. In all, Mr. Levine has negotiated and closed transactions in more than 20 countries on five continents, and has advised companies based in the United States and companies based in other countries on transactional matters, business structure, outsourcing and cross-border compliance issues including import/export, FCPA/Bribery Act and local standards and requirements. In so doing, Mr. Levine has established partnerships with local lawyers throughout the world, which enables him to provide a truly international practice in a highly efficient manner.
Prior to joining FisherBroyles, Mr. Levine was Legal Director (General Counsel), Americas Region (North & South America) for Thames Water PLC, and advised its UK-based and German-based management teams on issued related to their expansion in North & South America. During his time with Thames, Mr. Levine also negotiated and closed the largest water and wastewater services agreement issued in the United States in a five-year period. Mr. Levine also served as Deputy General Counsel for Exide Technologies, and helped to direct the implementation of that company’s growth from a US-focused business to one with operations throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America.
Mr. Levine has served as Special Counsel to the Audit Committee of a New York Stock Exchange-traded company in connection with the investigation of alleged financial reporting misconduct by a foreign subsidiary. The investigation resulted in a restatement of the company’s earnings and disciplinary action against the individuals involved. An investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was resolved without any penalty or finding of wrongdoing against the company.
Mr. Levine is currently assisting a U.S.-based company with a unique global business opportunity that has required the company to move from having operations in the United States only to establishing a global “architecture” with operations in a dozen countries, all in less than six months.
Throughout his career, Mr. Levine has negotiated and closed deals and advised clients on business matters in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, the Czech Republic, Italy, China, Japan, India, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, among others. Not surprisingly, Mr. Levine loves to travel on his free time, returning to favorite parts of the globe and exploring new ones.
Mr. Levine follows a family tradition of community service and currently serves on the boards of the American Zionist Movement (AZM) and the Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA), and is the Immediate Past President of his congregation, Adath Emanu-El. Mr. Levine has also served as counsel to the Colon Cancer Alliance, Delaware Valley Chapter.